Why The Left Wins Even When It Loses | Analysis
Posted on: 06/21/2020 07:04 PM

Following the end the Second World War (as many already know), the media, schools, big business, and the political class have all worked together to incrementally implant a nationwide totalitarian brain-worm that produces things like this.

Wake up or die.

The first thing Americans (or any people under a representative government) must do when complaining about their politicians is look in the mirror. There’s a reason, after all, why writer Joseph de Maistre said, “Every nation gets the government it deserves.” Yet it’s instructive to delve deeper still.

The conservative “nothing ever gets done” lament is reminiscent of something Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) tackled: Why hadn’t socialism taken hold in the West? Gramsci concluded, correctly, that Western institutions were too Christian/traditional in nature and thus didn’t create an environment conducive to Marxism’s spread.

The solution, he said, was to engage in a “War of Position” — the placing of leftists in the media, academia, entertainment, etc. — in order to transform America’s institutions. This has occurred.

And as Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov said in the 1980s already (though he called the phenomenon “demoralization”), the process is “more than complete.”

This is why “nothing gets done” or, to be precise, little good gets done. After the successful leftist march through the institutions, a 180-degree about-face has occurred: They now simply are not conducive to the spread of traditionalism/constitutionalism. Remember that the institutions shape the culture, and as the culture goes, so goes, ultimately, the politics.

Why The Left Wins Even When It Loses | Analysis

So it’s much as if our country is a huge ship steadily drifting left. Most people don’t perceive the drift, not any more than we sense the Earth’s movement. But its reality is why — no matter how the deck chairs are rearranged via elections, shifting port one time and starboard (right) another — they always end up further left than a decade earlier. For they do nothing to alter the vessel’s general drift.

This happens, quite naturally, mind you, because what we call “leftism” is really movement toward disorder (the moral variety). And as with a house or car — which deteriorates if not maintained via an application of energy — civilization degrades and declines unless Truth is sought, recognized, and put into action. This requires a level of energy seldom exhibited by conservatives, whose live-and-let-live credo means tolerating even the intolerable who would destroy everything worth living for.

Until this is recognized, leftists will continue to “win,” whether in office or out of it — that is, if winning can be confused with losing civilization. In order to stop this leftward drift of civilization, the electorate must be educated. This starts at the grass-roots level in the home, as academia and mass media can no longer be counted on to do anything good for society.

NOTE: The above paragraphs is an excerpt from an original opinion piece (New American,2017) found at the link below. --ed.)

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